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ABC
Mar 26, 2013 4:30am PDT
california lieutenant governor, attorney general harris, and san francisco city attorney, along with chief justice john roberts' lesbian cousin, a san francisco woman, hoping to marry her partner. >> many people in the bay area are paying close attention. same-sex marriage advocates make their feelings known loud and clear. abc7 news reporter kira klapper is live at san francisco city hall. kira? >> kristen, good morning to you. supporters of marriage for same-sex couples will be here as the supreme court hears the historic case on the heels of a huge march last night, the largest at castro and market street, the largest in years. we had video. you can seat marchers went through market street to the steps of city hall where we are now. the rallying cries of marchers were louder and several thousand joined the march, escorted by police. on the eve of today's hearing, this is the clear message to the woman cindy wants to marry. >> it is real deal. traditions are not just for straight people. i want to get married. i hope she says yes and the supreme court says yes. we will be there. >> two w
ABC
Mar 14, 2013 4:30am PDT
rome. >> winds of change. >> in san francisco, a massive thanksgiving for pope francis is held at st. mary's cathedral at noon, the archbishop points out that the new pontiff took his name from the same saint that san francisco is named after. he has also asked that every par inor institution which has a mass today celebrate a massive thanksgiving for the new pope. >> from the caribbean, there is trouble on another carnival cruise ship "dream." it is dropped in st. martin. passengers are saying the ship has no power and toilets are overflowing. they say they have been docked for 14 hours and are not being allowed off the ship. the coast guard said they have not been notified of issues with the ship which is customary. this is a month after a fire on another carnival cruise ship that stranded passengers. >> from the south bay, police investigated a high school field trip during which a registered sex offender was allowed to ride the bus with students. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, is live at the high school in san jose. what happened, amy? apologies to you -- okay, amy? >> techn
ABC
Mar 18, 2013 4:30am PDT
session of the national postal forum begins in san francisco at the mascone center with protests planned by american postal workers and the mail handlers union. the post master is scheduled to speak to the forum which is a gathering of executives of the direct mail industry. their business depends on the post am service. the workers' union is protecting plans to cut saturday delivery service. congress also is are asked a move to try to keep mail delivery on saturday but it is not clear what they can do because the postal service does not receive federal appropriations and gets all revenue from the sale of stamps and other services. >> i am a huge snail mail send irand i am disappointed about saturday. >> the thank you notes will have to wait. >> so sad. hopefully something can be figured out. did you enjoy the weekend? >> it was gorgeous. i worked and enjoyed the sun the. >> we will check with our meteorologist, mike nicco, for the weather. >> a little too much sun. here is a look at what is going on, live doppler 7 hd shows it is quiet right here with visibility high because of
ABC
Mar 13, 2013 4:30am PDT
down. >> san francisco trovessor -- supervisor is holding a hearing to find out how much america's cup costs the taxpayers revealing the status of efforts to raise $32 million from private sources. the latest estimate puts the economic benefit for the bay area at $780 million around half of the $1.4 billion originally estimated. organizers say it will generate 5,500 jobs and lead to $14 million in revenue for san francisco. >> caltran will release details of the devil slide tunnel on highway one. we are told they will hold a ceremony on monday march 25th, drivers are allowed through the twin tunnels that night or the next morning. the 439 million dollar project began eight years ago to deal with the rainy season rock slides that block the road between pacifica and montera. >> it has been a wimpy rainy season and that is the problem. >> 10 years in the making, though. >> how is the weather? >> no rain. >> mike? >> we have fog along the coast and the bay shore and the north bay valley. can you see on live doppler 7 hd what is going on as far as dealing with visibility. we are one at
ABC
Mar 20, 2013 4:30am PDT
canyon, napa, sonoma, you will get wet again. you can see this crosses over into san francisco right along near at&t park and headed down to the south and over near oakland and 7th. right now we have a little bit of rain an the san mateo bridge and the dumbarton bridge and 237 from mountain view and sunnyvale toward milpitas and san jose reporting light rain and sunol grade through the tri-valley, light rain right now. east of those areas it is headed your way. we have periods of rain through the morning commute and it switches to showers at noon which become scattered in the afternoon and by the evening hours, a dry push air will move in and it will be breezy and windy and brighter, thursday, friday, and saturday with temperatures near normal if not above away from the coast. >> we have a live shot of the bay bridge toll plaza and you can see drops of water on the camera so there is light rain and wet roads so a great idea and you need to give your extra extra move to move. light conditions on the bay bridge with no delays here. the green on the map shows wet roads not where it is r
ABC
Mar 15, 2013 4:30am PDT
part in downtown san jose. >> san francisco city crews will try to repair the damage caused by a natural gas leak. it forced evacuation of five homes near 25th and alabama. we were over the leak minutes after a backhoe sliced into a 2" gas line. the work crews punched two holes in the pavement to get to the leak when they shut it out after an hour. >> in hayward the last part of the downtown traffic look loop begins tonight and through the weekend. this animation provided by the city shows how the loop works. it starts at the intersection of foothill boulevard, mission and jackson street. it is designed to ease congestion and make downtown access easier as part of the highway 238 corridor improvement project. construction wraps up in time for monday morning commute. >> tonight a $2 million repaving project begins at the ferry terminal making a tough parking situation worse. most of the work will be performed on the weekend to minimize the impact on the ferry riders but officials say it will take several months to complete. four to five rows of parking will close from 8:00 p.m. on
ABC
Mar 29, 2013 4:30am PDT
connecting los angeles and san francisco if the build -- if the money is there. a report supports the estimates of the statement of how much money it would generate but that will not silence critics who are scent california. the report raises questions of whether the $39 billion in federal money needed to pay for construction will really be there in an age of shrinking budgets. >> the brand new tom lantos tunnel at devil's slide tunnel will have lane closures today because of striping work. the work will begin at 9:00 in the morning and last until 3:00 in the afternoon. one lane of traffic will be open at all times so you can get by. the project opened monday on the san mateo county coast after years of delays. >> all you have to do now is find your way to the tunnels through the fog. >> what do we have out there? by the way, it is foggy friday. >> foggy friday. >> lisa has more. lisa? >> good morning, everyone. we are starting out with visibility reduced to near nothing at our coast. half moon bay, you have very dense fog and novato three quarter visibility with 1.25 in santa rosa. i
ABC
Mar 5, 2013 4:30am PST
san francisco board of supervisors is looking at two proposals. one measure would require ammunition dealers to notify police when anyone in san francisco buys more than 500 rounds in a single transaction. the other proposal would make it a crime to sell any ammunition designated only for law enforcement or military agencies. oakland city council members will discuss banning investing in gun or ammunition manufactureers. the city does not currently have any gun investments but the measure urges the oakland police and fire retirement fund to sell any gun investments they might have. the ban was already approved unanimously by a council committee. now it needs a vote of the full council to pass. >> santa clara board will meet to replace a former member who resigned and now faces up to a year in jail. he has agreed to plead guilty to felony charges later this month. he spent taxpayer and campaign donation money as his own. he admitted he suffers from a game peopling addiction and depression. supervisors will vote on two options, to appoint someone to the vacant seat or schedule an elect
ABC
Mar 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
on public newtity in san francisco. a federal judge ruled against an appeal filed by feud activists last week claiming the ban is unconstitutional. a federal judge previously ruled the nudity was not protected as an expression of free speech. san francisco's law took affect on february 1. today's protest me begins at noonan at front steps of city hall. >> this morning, golden gate bridge officials are expected to approve a plan to raise the fee limit at toll plaza. right now, five miles per hour is the recommended speed in fast track lanes. officials want to raise that to 25 miles per hour to help traffic flow and all electronic toll collection begins on wednesday since drivers do not have to slow to pay the toll. if you are up sure how to pay we have all the information on the openings for drives on our website, abc7news.com on "see it on t." ground breaking in san francisco on a major new building on the ucsf mission bay campus, building a new global health and clinical science building at the corner of 3rd and 16th. the new building will house 1,500 staff, students and profession
ABC
Mar 8, 2013 4:30am PST
charges were dropped for lack of credible evidence. >> this morning, san francisco assembly man will unveil a bill that could kill gun shows at the cow palace which sits on state-owned property straddles san francisco and san mateo county line requiring supervisors from both counties to approve any gun show permit. that is almost impossible requirement for show organizers to meet. the last show in january had a record town out coming days after the sandy hook elementary school shootings. >> in san francisco police are searching if a person who fired into a car. the pat jury was -- the passenger was shot in the chest. the driver sped off looking for help and stopped where a parking control agent called 9-1-1. the victim is in his 30's. his wounds are not life threatening. >> in 18 days the toll lanes of the golden gate bridge will be drive through only with though -- no more human toll takers going march 27. the workers have been receiving lay off noticed. drivers can pay through fast track or set up a license plate account or zip law and be billed player. you can pre-pay at kiosks ar
ABC
Mar 28, 2013 4:30am PDT
san francisco tonight and tomorrow night. the series will then switch to the oakland colisieum on saturday afternoon. giants start the season on monday taking on the dodgers in los angeles. the a's will be at home hosting seattle on monday night. >> fans can delight in some new food at at&t ball park. wayne gives us a taste of some of the new additions. >> a sign of the promises season: arrival of heavy metal on wheels, cars shipped in from spring training and the field that makes you hungry for something like this? it is a sushi burrito. a tasty sushi burrito. >> in fact, most everyone here was eating as the world series champions put out a world-class spread of major league food. all kinds. do you remember how the giants accidentally spilled so much of the mum duffle the championship run? it is here and available this season. the for stuff is $140 a bottle. they ored us some. we are not allowed to bring it on television, that is fcc law, did you know that? >> it smells good. >> absolutely. >> look at her. taste good too. didn't see a thing, did new. >> no. >> also, red and white
ABC
Mar 11, 2013 4:30am PDT
bay shore, san francisco, mountain view, 47, oakland, hayward, san jose, 45, and 43 in concord and livermore. through the afternoon hours we will have mostly blue skies, no lightning. and a lot of sunshine. we will have temperatures starting off in the 30's, the 40's, and around 60 at the coast and 74 inland this afternoon and during the evening hours we are in the 50's to 60's. sue? >> thanks. the lightning is still going off behind your head and that is distracting. hopefully that is not the case for the morning drive. the san mateo bridge, fog free, visibility is good and the tail lights headed westbound on the flat section and everything is moving nicely and very, very light conditions on the bay bridge right new with an early state of the stall eastbound, and otherwise, just road work and we will look at your eastbound out of the central valley, and maybe we will not look at it...there we go. the maps are slow to move this monday morning. eastbound 580 from greenville to north flynn until 11:00. highway 4 out of the antioch area, right now it is moving at the limit and looking
ABC
Mar 12, 2013 4:30am PDT
longer works here. >> thanks. 4:34. san francisco police are trying to figure out if a hit-and-run accident left an injured man lying in the street. he was found last night at 11:0 p.m. he was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and police are hoping that anyone who knows what happened will come forward. >> in santa rosa, two men arrested for triple homicide near forestville face arraignment. the 38-year-old and 46-year-old men both from colorado are accused of murder, burglary, and conspiracy. the father of one is also in custody. the three victims were found shot to death in a home last month. sonoma sheriff say the suspects and victims were pot dealers or buyers. >> there are calls from a peninsula congresswoman for hearings into a troubling rape case involving santa cruz cop killer goulet. she wants it know why two rape cases against goulet while in the army were dropped in change for accepting less than honorable discharge saying he could have been in jail rather than preying on women and killing two police detectives. goulet ambushed sergeant butch laker and elizabeth
ABC
Mar 6, 2013 4:30am PST
-involved shootings. there have been six the past week, two in san francisco including last night, and one in guerneville, hayward, union city, and san jose. >> we have an update on the faith hayward shooting. police now say they unintentionally shot and killed a 19-year-old passenger of a car that rammed a police vehicle and sped off. the suspect car crashed a short time later. initially it was unclear whether the passenger died from the crash impact or from the bullets fired. police want the d.a. to charge the driver with the passenger's text. >> a man shot and killed by police in san jose over the weekend was remembered as a candlelight vigil. family and friends gathered last night saying he had previous run ins with the law for petty theft. police say saturday's shooting began with a chase after he rammed the car into a police cruiser. >> he was being portrayed as violent maniac because at home he was a regular kid brother. bugging he and my kids and playing with us. >> the cell phone video captured the gunshots as the officers fired at the 27-year-old police have yet to find
ABC
Mar 1, 2013 4:30am PST
face murder charges in his death. >> a woman hit by a muni bus in san francisco is recovering from life-threatening injuries. the accident happened yesterday afternoon around 3:00 near 19th avenue. a spokesman said the woman, in her 20's, was in the right-of-way of the light rail train and no one else was hurt. >> sheriff deputies and dogs will search a union city creek for more clues after the discovery of a human skull. a teenager playing in the creek found the bones. officials say the skull is not native american because it has fillings. if more bones are found officials could consider a full excavation. >> it is exciting morning for students at three high schools who will watch their science experiments be launched into space. the space rocket will launch at 7:10 pacific time. there are experiments from san jose's valley christian high school and fremont christian high school and los gatos high school. the schools sent 11 experiments which are now load on the rocket destined for delivery to the international space station. way to go, guys! >> how far can they see the rocket bef
ABC
Mar 4, 2013 4:30am PST
. >> the san francisco police department is on alert after a high-powered rifle was stolen from a police car. a high ranking member says the ar15 was taken yesterday from an unmarked car like this one. we are told the car was locked. the assault rifle was properly secured. detectives do not know if the thief was specifically looking for the rifle. an alert went to all officers to look out for the weapon. the man accused of killing a bay area rapper in las vegas on the strip will appear los angeles superior court. ammar harris seen in this video faces extradition from california to nevada. the 26-year-old self described pitch was arrested in north hollywood ending a week-long manhunt following the february 21 shooting. police say harris fired at least five shots in a mazurati sports car. he killed kenneth cherry jr., an oakland rapper. two others died when his car slammed into a tax after he was shot. >> in los gatos there could be a ban on selling any guns in the city. it applies only to new guns after neighbors voices concerns of the opening of a gunshot. one questions why local
ABC
Mar 21, 2013 4:30am PDT
pedestrians are recovering after a car hit them in san francisco. it happened at the intersection west portal avenue and vincenti, when a man and woman were in the crosswalk. one was critically injured. the driver stayed at the scene and police say some patchy fog may have play add role. >> an oakland audit accuses two city council member of violating rules, after the auditor found members illegally directed staffers to swing to a lucrative contract to turner group construction company that was for $2 million demolition project at the old oakland army base. the audit says brooks negotiated part of the contractor herself. turner construction, whose vice president has close tied to brooks and reed lost the contract when the manager stepped in and ordered a competitive bidding process. the auditor says the findings were will forwarded to the district attorney. >> president obama is starting a joint news conference right now with palestinian authority abbas on the second day of his middle east trip. this is a live picket of the podium, and abbas is speaking right now and the president
ABC
Mar 19, 2013 4:30am PDT
hundreds of millions in activity activity but a last it is in san francisco the official host city. the nfl will choose the 2016 super bowl host city on may 22. >> a new poll finds support for same-sex marriage is at a new high. the washington post/abc news poll finds 58 percent of americans now say gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry a significant increase from 44 percent just three years ago the poll finds opposition to same-sex marriage has dropped from 55 percent to 36 circumstances in the last decade. the poll comes a week before the supreme court takes up the issue of gay marriage. >> former santa clara supervisor is due in court april 30 for sentencing as part of a plea dole. he pled guilty in a santa clara courtroom yesterday to 12 charges connected to misspending taxpayer money. the prosecution says he used public money and campaign funds to feed the gambling adecisions and for parties and golf. he faces a year in jail and is barred from ever holding public office in california again. >> mike was warning that today is the day some of us will see rain. my son has baseba
ABC
Mar 7, 2013 4:30am PST
mid-valley. the bay shore is in the low-to-mid 40's. same for san francisco at 47. in the afternoon we have isolated showers that will build through noon. the heaviest showers and wide-spread coverage is from 4:00 until 9:00 this evening. once the storm passes, this is the second act we talked about a dry push of air for tomorrow and sunshine with seasonal air. >> we have an accident, a big rig that is off the roadway southbound 680 and you may see activity with tow trucks trying to get the big rig on the road wait a minute right now we don't have any significant delays in the area. north 66 to high street, north 880, from 66 to high, we have road work in the lanes for a few more minutes, 20 more minutes. also, southbound, 880 from 237 to the great mall parkway you have road work in the lanes. >> the man brought in to clean up oakland's crime problem speaks for the first time on his plans for the city. bratton talks about the practice of "stop and frisk." the switch to day light savings will cost us an hour of sleep but there is a push to ease the pain. now this morning's tech bytes
ABC
Mar 27, 2013 4:30am PDT
today will give san francisco new bragging rights in the record books but first the tech bytes. >> t-mobile will sell the iphone next month. t-mobile will charge less for the apple device and will not require a contract. you will see more targeted ads when you log on to facebook, expanding their customized advertising system into the news feed with updates from facebook friends. it is not on sale but google glass is raising questions, some say the glasses make it too easy to spy on someone. some worry that drivers can watch videos and play games while they drive. hands free video gaming is possible this year at the ball parks, specifically in the men's room of a minor league stadium in pennsylvania. the gaming system will let fans at the lehigh valley iron pigs play hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho...
ABC
Mar 25, 2013 4:30am PDT
in the afternoon. those days are behind us and upper 30's in napa and santa rosa and mid-40's in san francisco, to the upper 40's around oakland. the rest of the morning, look for 30's and 40's with the fog in the north bay, napa and santa rosa and mississippi with the brisk wind and sea breeze to the upper 60's well inland, though. the temperatures anywhere from two to four degrees cooler with a sea breeze tonight. the fog will keep the numbers up a little bit overnight. sue? >> traffic is flowing nicely in the macarthur maze through the berkeley curve on the incline. everyone is at the limit with no delays here which is great news. still some road work in the lanes. we will go to the south bay area where we have the on-ramp to northbound 680 which is closed for another hour until 6:00 this morning, and in oakland, that road work should be picking up any minute, northbound 880 at high street, the two left lanes and the drive from tracy to the altamont pass, you can see a little bit of slowing from the central valley but otherwise the speeds up up through livermore and through dublin
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